Prior investigation reveals that during the past year, approximately 400,000 infants born in the country to illegal aliens, tourists, and foreign employees received citizenship by birth.
According to the report, which was released in 2018 by the Center for Immigration Studies, about 400,000 “anchor babies,” the phrase used to identify infants born in the United States to illegal aliens, are born annually across all 50 states.
Even though many of their parents have just recently immigrated to the country and have no legal connection to it, anchor babies are granted citizenship by birth. When the kid reaches adulthood, they can apply for green cards on behalf of their parents and any non-citizen relatives, permanently establishing their family in the United States.
More specifically, each year, 300,000 anchor babies are born to parents who are illegal aliens. Additionally, every year roughly 72,000 anchor babies are born to foreign employees on visas, foreign pupils, and foreign visitors.
The most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) figures show that this sum, which includes nearly 372,000 anchor babies born each year, exceeds the total number of births in 49 states.
Only California will have more births than anchor babies each year, with roughly 420,000 expected in 2020. With an estimated 366,000 births in Texas in 2020, fewer infants are being born there annually than in the rest of the country.
Many legal experts disagree with the notion that children of illegal aliens who were born in the United States automatically qualify for citizenship since the U.S. Supreme Court has never said specifically that this is required.
Many prominent conservative scholars contend that the 14th Amendment’s Citizenship Section doesn’t require birthright citizenship for the kids of illegal aliens or for noncitizens who are born in the United States considering these kids aren’t under the jurisdiction of the United States as that term was interpreted at the time the 14th Amendment was ratified.
Over and beyond the four million American infants born annually, there are currently at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the country under the age of 18; this causes hospital bills to increase by nearly $2.4 billion annually, which is paid for by the American taxpayers.